I think it goes without saying that during these difficult times it’s important to put yourself first and to look after yourself.
Working from home is something I’ve not really experienced before but personally the novelty has already worn off. It’s not as glamorous as it seems and my lower back is definitely not taking very well to it.
Staying cooped up in your room can become quite boring so I’ve put together some tips on how to create a suitable work-space at home:
Find a space that is away from your relaxation area, the last thing you want to do is sit on your bed with your laptop
Try and change the room that you’re sitting in on a day to day basis, one day sit in the living room and the next in the dining room - find a spot that works for you
Do your best to stick to your usual schedule so you have the same structure to your day
Take regular 15 minute breaks and get yourself a cuppa as you usually would
If you're not already, fit in some conference video calls where you can with your work colleagues as this helps with building some social interaction in, into your day
With everything that is going on at the moment, here are a few ways I've been de-stressing myself:
After you finish work, try and fit in an hour for a little pamper at home. Put on your favourite face mask, put some relaxing music on and lay down for a while focusing on your breathing... This helps with anxiety too and it works a treat when I feel a little uneasy about anything!
Sit down and take a moment to write something down that you’re grateful for. Maybe starting a Gratitude Journal as this will be a great way to surround yourself with positive thoughts during this difficult time.
Take a step outside whether it’s to go for a walk/bike ride or a run in the local area or just taking a moment to sit outside in your garden. Getting fresh air will help with relaxing your mind and it allows you to step away from the area which has become your temporary work space.
No matter what you’re going through, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.
I hope this post helps you to relax and work more efficiently.
If you have any tips that have worked well for you, please share them in the comments below.